Prayers for the Benefice

Each week we join our Baptist friends in praying for a local road or street. This week it is

Portland Terrace in Watchet

Roughmoor in Williton

Pray for God’s blessing on those who live there.

Prayers for the People of Ukraine
We pray for Peace

The Collect

Lord, you have taught us that all our doings without love are worth nothing:
send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts
that most excellent gift of love,
the true bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whoever lives is counted dead before you. 
Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.  Amen


see official invitation further down

Thursday 21st  July         7.00pm at St Peter's                Licensing of Revd Mark Phillips

1 Kings 19.15-16,19-21
Ps 16
Galatians 5.1,13-25
Luke 9.51-62

Quantock Foodbank

Please continue to support the Foodbank  There are boxes at the back of both Churches for food donations.        07483-815122


A Celebration in Music and Drama
Written and Directed by Lynne Wooldridge
Musical Direction by Daphne West

Was written in the First Covid Lockdown by Lynne Wooldridge.

It is a celebration of the fact that we are entering a normal that is a bit more promising and about the potential for a “new normal” which recognises what we have learnt from these challenging times.

Daphne West has brought her considerable skill in taking promising singers and has polished them until they are extraordinary.

The people who perform have arrived from various places, but they are all from West Somerset. What they have in common is the exuberance, laughter and tears, they have breathed into the words. 

Our journey has been joyful and uplifting and we would like to offer you the fruits of our labours, in the hope that it will make your hearts soar and fill you with peace and hope.

We are dedicating our performances to the Ukraine families who have joined our community. We welcome them and offer them our support during their time with us. The money collected during our performances will be used to help replace some of what they had to leave behind.


Starts 7.30pm

Monday 11th July Minehead Baptist Church

Tuesday 12th July Porlock Methodist Church

Monday 18th July St Andrew’s Church, Minehead

Friday 22nd July Alcombe Methodist Church

Free entry with light Refreshments
Retiring collection for Minehead Homes for Ukraine

St Peter’s Church directory
This will be completed shortly.

Please speak to Sara Hempshall ( or 07427-969892)

if you wish to check or add your contact details to the list.

The Benefice of Watchet and Williton
Sunday 26th June 2022



Love - that most excellent gift

Help needed!

We still need a volunteer (or volunteers) to deliver the news sheet in Williton. Although there are only 9 to deliver each week, to those without access to email, they are spread across the village. Could you maybe deliver a few in your area?

Deliveries are made to Butts Close, Larviscombe Road, Danesborough View, Brook Road, Townsend, Half Acre and Quantock Grove.

Please speak to Sue if you can help. 

CAMEO (Come and Meet Each Other)

CAMEO meets every Thursday in St Peter’s church, 10am-12pm.

Everyone welcome to drop in for coffee, cake and chat.

Please speak to George or Sue if you have any questions.

Easy Fund Raising for St Peter's

Don’t forget you can donate to St Peter’s church by doing your online shopping through Easyfundraising. It doesn't cost you a penny. Please speak to Sue Withycombe or Peter Payne if you would like any more information.

Today’s Collect speaks of love as ‘that most excellent gift’ from God.  It was revealed supremely in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is experienced today through the Holy Spirit who guides and gifts Christ’s followers. It is shown in those who love and serve their neighbour. It will be fully known when, at the end of our journey, we enter the eternal and perfect love of the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The Churchwardens and Parochial Church Councils of
Watchet and Williton
request the pleasure of your company
the licensing
The Reverend Mark Phillips

by The Rt Revd Ruth Worsley, Acting Bishop of Bath & Wells
and The Ven Simon Hill, Archdeacon of Taunton

at St Peter’s Church,
On Thursday 21st July at 7.00 pm
and afterwards for refreshments
RSVP to Mrs Liz Payne (07970 773210
By Sunday July 10th
Robing (Choir Dress) for Clergy/Readers to take place in The Lady Chapel


Today’s Worship and Readings
9.15am        Parish Communion at St Peter's

10.30am      Parish Communion at St Decuman's


Next Sunday 26th June

10.00am      All Age Worship at St Peter's

10.30am      Parish Communion at St Decuman's

Both churches will usually be open every day between 8.30am and 6.00pm (approximately).

All are welcome to spend some quiet time in the peace of our beautiful buildings.

TODAY -  Sunday 26th June    2.00pm                       Cream Teas at St Peter's

Dates for the week ahead:
Monday 27th June                 9.45am                       Morning Prayer at Holy Cross

Tuesday 28th June                10.00am                     Little Saints at the Meeting Room, Williton

                                                  5.00pm                      Mary Huxtable Sutton & St Decuman's Trusts Meetings at Holy Cross
Wednesday 29th June          10.00am                     Little Saints at Salvation Army Hall, Watchet

Thursday 30th June              10.00am                     CAMEO at ST Peter's

Saturday 2nd July                  10.00am                     Watchet Flutes rehearsal at Holy Cross


We are holding in our thoughts and prayers:

Graham Coggins, Shirley Dee, Jane Don, Jenny,

Also Alice (Margaret and Andrew's daughter) as she undergoesa further course of treatment.

Daphne Wiseman's funeral will be held at St Decuman's

on 7th July at 2.30pm

If you would like to be included on the prayer list, please let Sarah or Sue (or another member of the Benefice  team) know.

Cream Teas @ St Peter's

26th June, 3rd & 17th July and 7th & 21st August. 

On 17th July (PLEASE NOTE REVISED DATE) we would like to incorporate a mini fete - more details to follow.  If you are able to help on any of these days, please could you let either Liz Payne or myself know. Thank you, Sara. or07427-969892


Please contact your churchwardens with enquiries about baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc. and any member of the Benefice team is happy to be contacted with general enquiries, requests for prayers, etc. 

Benefice Team:
George Fenech                       Churchwarden St Peter’s                             Tel: 01984-633577                         email:
Sue Withycombe                    Churchwarden St Peter’s                             Tel: 01984-632596                         email:
Sarah Lander                          Churchwarden St Decuman’s                      Tel: 07765-881229                        email:
Janet Bremner                        Churchwarden St Decuman’s                      Tel: 01984-632118                        email:
Donna Marsden                     Reader                                                             Tel: 01984-633707                        email:   
Julie Pelling                              Reader                                                             Tel: 07973-961083                        email:

Benefice Website:       

Facebook Pages:            

Our Parish Safeguarding Officersare:

Mrs Sara Hempshall & Mrs Jackie Smith who can be contacted by telephone: 07961-268411 & by email:

Quantock Deanery Prayer Diary -  Every day of the month we pray for different people in our Deanery

26th         The Staff and visitors to Great Wood Camp, Patrick Weld (Chaplain)
27th         The employees and contractors at the three Hinkley Point Power Stations (A, B, and C), Ewen Huffman (Chaplain to HPC)

                  and volunteer chaplains
Health & Care Centres
28th         The staff and patients of Cannington Health Centre, Quantock Medical Centre (Nether Stowey), 
                  West Somerset Healthcare (Watchet and Williton Surgeries), Williton Community Hospital,

                  and the staff and residents of Croft House (Williton) and The Old Vicarage Care Home (Stockland)    
Local Government
29th         Parish, District and County Councillors; Ian Liddell-Grainger (MP); new housing and employment projects
The Church of England
30th      +Justin Welby, +Stephen Cottrell (Archbishops)
Diocese of Bath & Wells
1st           +Michael (Bishop of Bath & Wells designate), +Ruth (Bishop of Taunton), Simon Hill (Archdeacon of Taunton)
Quantock Deanery
2nd         Alison Waters (Area Dean), Kate Sax (Asst Area Dean), Sally Bult (Lay Dean), Margaret Tatham (Asst Lay Dean)